|Date:||22 March 2020|
Brigit Toebes - De uitbraak van het COVID-19 virus is een zaak van internationaal recht en mensenrechten. De Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie (WHO) moet meer juridische en financiële armslag krijgen om op te treden indien zich een dergelijke uitbraak voordoet.
|Date:||10 March 2020|
Scott Burris - COVID-19 ontwikkelt zich geleidelijk tot een overdraagbare ziekte met een sterfte gelijk of groter dan de normale griep. Nationale overheden dienen hun strategieën herzien en over te gaan tot het managen van een pandemie.
|Date:||07 March 2020|
Scott Burris - For decades, public health experts have been warning of the possibility of a viral outbreak that would rapidly spread across the globe, causing significant morbidity and mortality. To prepare, and with the experience of diseases like SARS, the World Health Organization and national governments have focused on early detection and containment strategies and the necessary capacity to carry them out.
|Date:||26 February 2020|
Pedro A. Villarreal - The previous post dealt with general issues of how the interpretation of the IHR’s provisions needs to take place by following their object and purpose. This requires assessing public health measures adopted by states taking their specific context into account. A second question is what happens when states do not base their actions upon the IHR’s obligations. The current blog post elaborates on this scenario.
|Date:||25 February 2020|
Pedro A. Villarreal - As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, there is an increase in the adoption of measures by states restricting international travel and trade, mostly though not exclusively against China and its citizens. At the outset, two legal questions arise: what exactly is the role of the legal instrument devised for facing such crises, the International Health Regulations (IHR)? And what happens when potential breaches to its provisions occur?
|Date:||13 February 2020|
Living conditions in the Moria refugee camp are highly inhuman. The situation is explosive and characterised by daily demonstrations of desperate Moria people and confrontations with police.
|Date:||22 January 2020|
This Blog post series focuses on the protection of prenatal health and proposes to use a human rights-based approach to discuss the different ways the topic has been framed, the available evidence and the human rights implications of some of the existing policies on the topic.
|Date:||15 January 2020|
This Blog post series focuses on the protection of prenatal health and proposes to use a human rights-based approach to discuss the different ways the topic has been framed.
|Date:||07 January 2020|
This Blog Post sets out eight points for advancing further research in global health law as an emerging branch of international law.
|Date:||01 December 2019|
It has been a turbulent journey for States in their efforts to regulate harmful substances on the international level, starting with the Opium Convention of 1912.